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The Sunday Class
Taught/practised on: 2013 April 7 th
THE BELL ROCK REEL (R8x40) Jim Crowe  1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, turn RH 1½ times into prom hold facing 2L  9-16 1s set to 2L & set to 3L, Men dance LH across while Ladies dance RH across & 1s end facing 3M 17-24 1s set to 3M & set to 2M, Men dance LH across while Ladies dance RH across & 1s end facing 1 st  corners 25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1 st  corners, pass LSh & dance ½ reel with 2 nd  corners 1s pass LSh to own sides 2nd places 33-40 1s dance Diag R&L
East Angus Branch commemorated the bicentenary of the lighthouse in July 2011 with a trip to the rock where the "Bell Rock Reel" was performed a number of times to music played by Frank Thomson. The intention was for the 12-strong party, aged from 39 to 81, to dance the Bell Rock Reel at the lighthouse. But as the tide was in, the dancing had to be done on the boat, Ultimate Predator, rather than on the rock itself. The dance had been devised by Jim Crowe about five years before, but when the trip was being planned he was very ill. He was told of the proposal and gave it his blessing but he died in May (2011), before he could learn of the success of the venture.